UpUfc L&k.£0\ Outlook THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FACULTY AND STAFF WEEKLY NEWSPAPER Vol urn e 16 Maryland and IBM: a Super Partnership Page 3 Number 7 * October 9 , 2001 Oh, What a Wonderful Time Homecoming Celebrates Class of 1951 America had survived the Great Depression. World War II had just ended. The GI Bill meant new opportu- nities for war-weary veterans. PHOTO BY MIKE MOflGAN Maryland alumni Ollie Errsor and his wife, Helene, look forward to next weekend's homecoming festivities. It is in this climate that the university's class of "51 began its post-secondary education. "It was really a wonderful time to go to school," says Ollie Elisor, who earned a bache- lor's degree in education and a master's in 1960, also in education. "You had people from poor families who never thought they'd have a chance to go to college. It was a fun time." Ensor and many of his fellow alumni will gather on the campus next weekend for homecoming activities celebrating their years at Maryland. To help ensure a large turnout, he made nearly 300 phone calls to former classmates encouraging them attend the festivities. "I did it out of my loy- alty to the school and to see my friends. I knew a lot of people," he says. "I worked in the dining hall, I'm in a frater- See HOMECOMING, page 3 Bringing Opportunities to Students' Front Doors Academically talented upper- elassmen looking for a more ful- filling campus experience need look no further than Beyond the Classroom (BTC). Not a des- tination. Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Community is a program designed to con- nect students with resources and each other. Her job is less than three months old, but already pro- gram director Jeanne Steffes has big plans for BTC. She wants to provide access to on- and off- campus research, information about internships and opportu- nities for community service. Students design an instructional program including activities from all three areas. "1 want to connect students to something of value; each other, an academic path, resources," said Steffes, who comes to the Office of Under- graduate Studies department from Northwestern, where she worked with faculty programs. Steffes finished her doctorate in education, policy and leader- ship at Maryland last May. Though students in estab- lished living and learning com- munities, such as Gemstone and College Park Scholars, have gone through a selection process, they must apply to be in BTC. The application process was an essay explaining why they wanted to be a part of this program, said Steffes, For this past year, anyone who applied through the Resident Life lot- ten' process was eligible to be part of the program. More than 300 of the 451 res- idents of Building One of South Campus Commons, where BTC PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHEL Beyond the Classroom Program Director Jeanne Steffes is based, are participants. Another 300 or so who live in other dormitories also take part ill the new initiative. An official building dedication ceremony ' was held last Friday, but work at BTC began not long after resi- dents began moving in on Aug. 23. Interest sessions were held to gauge what students were See BEYOND, page 3 Building a Network of Like Minded People To call it an organization may sound too official, and the term network comes off a bit too formal, but the Returning Peace Corps Vol- unteers is a loosely organ- ized group of people at the University of Maryland whose common interest is the Peace Corps. Approximately 90 people are part of a database in the RPCV. The group formed in 1997 to help with Peace Corps recruitment. The recruiter at the time was only on campus about once a week, and there wasn't much of a Peace Corps pres- ence at the university, said Elizabeth McGovern, direc- tor of global initiatives for the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership. The RPCVs, made up of faculty PHOTO BY LAUflA LEE Elizabeth McGovern, RPCV co- ordinator and Peace Corps cam- pus representative, works a table at last week's career fair. and graduate students, help recruit prospective volun- teers and share their experi- ences in the Peace Corps. They also network with each other. "We thought this was such a great campus; it seems natural this would be an opportunity students would want to take," McGov- ern said. Since the development arid growth of RPCV, the number of active Maryland volunteers has more than doubled. There are 108 vol- unteers working around the world now and 30 percent of Maryland's volunteers are minority students (the Peace Corps averages 1 5 percent minority representation). McGovern has become the point person for the Peace Corps at the universi- ty and she works closely See PEACE CORPS, page 3 Center for Young Children Reopens Nancy Hey, associate director of the univer- sity's Center for Young Children, had four minutes to get approximately 30 people to a safe place before the tor- nado that hit College Park two weeks ago touched down near her building. "My husband called me from home to tell me," said Hey." I asked the aide at the front desk to tell everyone up front to take cover. I ran around and told everyone else in the center to take cover." Last Wednesday, the center reopened. During the tornado, parents and their children crouched under built-in tables inside of the center's observation booths that are built between each pair of classrooms. When the wind died down, Hey stepped into the center's Great Room and found glass and debris from the room's second floor windows every- where. "1 went to check on every- one. There were no injuries." Hey commented on the calm of die children. She cred- its their resiliency for getting them through the scary time. Campus police moved the group to Elkton's basement. Damage in nearby Easton dor- mitory forced the group to Hagerstown's basement. "Then we went to the locker rooms at the recreation center," said Hey. It was 9 p.m. before they received an all-clear to go home. "But we couldn't get our Back at the center for the first time in more than a week, children enjoy afternoon recess with the added attraction of bulldozers and big trucks. cars." Hey spent the night at a nearby Quality Inn and returned to the center the next morning. After police took photos of her car, she was aUowed to drive it back to her Rockviile neighborhood. Located between Lot 2 and the Denton Community, the childcare and kindergarten facility suffered severe struc- tural damage. Outside, aU of die sod and sand needed to be replaced because of glass and debris. Playground equipment and some fencing also needed to be replaced. Hey said Beth Warner, a clin- ical psychologist and assistant director of the Counseling Center, normally comes once a week to talk with the chil- dren. She's been scheduling more hours at the center to help staff and children talk about the incident. One little boy brought his toolkit to school so he could help fix it. A few are still shaken. "One little boy's mom said that whenever it rains, he thinks a tornado automatically comes," said Hey. She, too, is a bit jittery. She purchased a radio for her office and bought extra flash- lights for the center. And she received a reminder in the mail recently of the tornado's tremendous force and reach. "A form from the center came in an unmarked enve- lope with a postmark from Randallstown — dial's north of Baltimore. A note said the form was found on a corner. It was from our shed, which was destroyed. The shed stored our trikes, scooters and archives," said Hey. "The per- son saw our address on [the form] and mailed it back." OCTOBER 9, 2001 dateline maryland YOUR GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY EVENTS: OCTOBER 9-16 October 9 12 noon. Author Lecture and Book Signing: Harvey Meyer son Lecture Room D, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road. "Nature's Army: "When Soldiers Fought for Yosemite." For more information and to make reser- vations, call (202) 208-7345. 3-4:30 p.m.. Community Service-Learning Town Meeting Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union. For more information, contact Megan Cooperman at 5-0741 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.umd.edu/csp. 4 p.m.. Physics Colloquium: Probing The New Frontier Of Materials With The Near- Field Microwave Micro- scope 1410 Physics. With Steven Anlage, associate profes- sor of physics, University of Maryland. For more informa- tion, call 5-5945. IDIISDtV October 10 8:45 a.m. -4 p.m., OIT Short- course Training: Intro to MS Access 4404 Computer & Space Science. The fee is $90. To register, visit www.oit.umd. edu/sc. For more information, contact the OIT Training Ser- vices Coordinator at 5-0443 or email@example.com.* 10 a.m. -1p.m., Inventors Seminar: Creative Thoughts from Successful Inventors on the Technology-Innova- tion Process Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 12-1 p.m.. Are You Ready to Quit Smoking? Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 12-1 p.m., Research and Development Presentation: Asian American Studies Program and Asian Ameri- can Students On Campus 01 14 Counseling Center, Shoe- maker Building. With Seung- Kyung Kim, associate profes- sor, Women's Studies and affili- ate associate professor, Anthro- pology. All interested are invit- ed. For more information, con- tact Vivian Boyd, Counseling Center director, at 4-7675. 12:30-2 p.m., IRIS Brown Bag Series: Does Corrup- tion Delay Trade Reform? 1 101 Morrill Hall. It has been famously conjectured that in the presence of inefficient rules and regulations, corrup- tion might "grease" the wheels of commerce and improve wel- fare. Omar Azfiar will discuss a paper in which he and Young Lee provide evidence that in the case of international trade, corruption contributes to the persistence of these restrictions. For more information, contact Jennifer Munro at 5-3721 or firstname.lastname@example.org. umd.edu, or visit www.iris.umd.edu. 3 p.m., Art Department Fall 2001 Lecture Series West Gallery, Art-Sociology Building. Rodney Greenblatt, a Maryland native and director of the Cen- ter for Advanced Whimsy', is a painter, sculptor, author, illus- trator and designer of video action games. For more infor- mation, contact Claudia Mc- Monte at McMonte2@aol.com. 6-8 p.m., Netscape Page Composer: Making Web Pages the Easy Way 4404 Computer & Space Science. Introductory class. Prerequisite: basic Web browsing ability. $10 for students/GAs, $20 for faculty/staff and $25 for alum- ni. For more information, con- tact Carol Warrington at 5-2938 or email@example.com. Or visit www.oit.umd.edu/pt.* 7-8:15 p.m.. Where All the Latinos At?! 0106 Francis Scott Key. A workshop and presentation on leadership and activism in the Latino commu- nity and how to make a change. For more information, contact Sigma Lambda Upsilon/Senori- tas Latinas Unidas Sorority Inc. at 4-4890 or SLU_Upsilon@ hotmail.com. Or visit www. sigmalambdaupsil on . org . 7-10 p.m., Community Police Academy — Session 4 2141 Patapsco Building. The Department of Public Safety sponsors its fourth session of the highly acclaimed 8-week academy starting this evening. For more information, contact Sgt. Christopher Jagoe at 5-0539 or firstname.lastname@example.org. edu, or visit www.umpd.umd.edu. October 11 12-1 p.m.. Resiliency in Tough Times Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 12-1:15 p.m.. Love and Vio- lence: Personal and Cultur- al Narratives of Violent Heterosexual Relationships 0200 Skinner Building. With Julia T.Wood, professor and director of graduate studies in the Communication Studies Department at the University of North Carolina. Part of the Communication Department Centennial Colloquium Series. For more information, contact Trevor Parry-Giles at email@example.com, or visit www. comm . umd . edu . 12-2 p.m., Building Interdis- ciplinary Connections at the Intersections of Race, Gender and Ethnicity 0105 St. Mary's Hall (Multipurpose Room, Language House). With Lynn Eber of the University of South Carolina, giving a talk entitled "Methodological Approaches to Intersections." Sponsored by the Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity, directed by Bonnie Dill Thor- ton of Women's Studies. For more information, call 5-2931. 4-5 p.m.. Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 4-6 p.m., AGNR Alumni Chapter Welcome Bash Animal Sciences Complex. Alumni, students, faculty and staff are welcome. Hear from the dean and associate deans of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, fol- lowed by a televised watch of die Maryland vs. Georgia Tech football game. For more infor- mation, contact Gail Yciser at 5- 2434 or firstname.lastname@example.org. October 12 8 a.m. -3 p.m.. Graduate School Fair Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Conference: The Interest Group Connec- tion Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union. Top aca- demics from around the nation will examine the growing role of interest groups across all political sectors. The keynote speaker is Al From, founder and CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council. The DLC, representing moderate democ- rats, has become the dominant faction in the Democratic Party and played a major role in shift- Cuisine and Culture — today! Come join the International Student Council (ISC) at the Inter- national Lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 9 on Hornbake Mall at 12 p.m. Sample food from around the world, including Indian, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Iranian and more. Sit outside and enjoy your lunch while listening to music and entertainment. Food prices vary. For more information, contact Max Musil, ISC president, at email@example.com. ing the national political agen- da in the 1 990s. Conference sessions cover the connections between interest groups, cam- paign spending and the three major branches of government. Sponsored by the Center for American Politics and Citizen- ship. RSVP to srichman@capc. umd.edu by Oct. 10. For more information, call 5-9968. October 13 10 a.m. -12 p.m.. First time Homebuyers Seminar Stamp Student Union. Join the Young Alumni Club and a panel of experts, including a representa- tive from the Fannie Mae Foun- dation, who will discuss die pro- cess of buying your first home. The cost is $15 for Alumni Association members, $20 non- members (breakfast included). For more information, contact Llatetra Brown at 3-2728, ext. 11 orLB166@umail.umd.edu. 8 p.m., Free Concert: New Millennium Ensemble Gildenhorn Recital Hall, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. One of America's top contemporary music ensem- bles performs Olivier Messiaens "Quatuor pour la fin du temps" and a work by Morton Feldman. Part of the new music festival "Music of Our Time: A Discov- ery Series," sponsored by the School's Theory & Composi- tion Division. For more infor- mation, visit www.umd.edu/ music/calendar or call 5 -ARTS. October 15 2 p.m.. Control and Dynam- ical Systems Invited Lec- ture Series: Modeling and Control of Thin Film Depo- sition 2460 A.V. Williams Building. With Martha Gallivan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Control and Dynamical Systems at Caltech. One of a continuing series of lectures on current topics per- tinent to control and dynami- cal systems. For more informa- tion, visit www.isr.umd.edu/ Labs/ISL/events.html. 4 p.m.. Seminar on Anti- Rent Riots in 1 Sth-Century New York 1 1 02 Francis Scott Key Hall. Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 4-5:30 p.m., Suche Newes as on the Queries Hye Wayes We Have Mett: The News and Intelligence Net- works of Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury <c. 1527-1 608) 01 35 Taliaferro Hall. With James Daybell, research fellow in history, Uni- versity of Reading, UK. Co-spon- sored by the Department of English and the Center for Re- naissance and Baroque Studies. For more information, contact Karen Nelson at knl5@umail. umd.edu or Marshall Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org. October 16 12:30 p.m., Works-in- Progress Series 01 35 Talia- ferro Hall. Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 3 p.m.. President's Awards Memorial Chapel. Details in For Your Interest, page 4. 4 p.m.. Physics Colloqui- um: Probing The Nucleon With Electron Scattering 1410 Physics. With Elizabeth Beise, associate professor of physics, Univ. of Maryland. For more information, call 5-5945. 4-6 p.m.. Racial Roots and Tensions Nyumburu Cultural Center. Details in For Your Interest, page 4. calendar guide Calendar phone numbers listed as 4-xxjix or S-xjotx stand for the prefix 314 or 405. Calendar information for Outlook Is compiled from a combination of InforM's master calendar and submissions to the Outlook office. Submissions are due two weeks prior to the date of publication. To reach the calendar editor, call 405-7615 or e-mail to email@example.com. 'Events are free and open to the public unless noted by an asterisk [*). 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He credits Harry Clifton "Cur- ley" Byrd, president of the uni- versity from 1935-54, with help- ing create a welcoming, sup- portive environment for stu- dents. Ensor also feels Byrd's vision moved Maryland from "a little cow college" to a universi- ty of note. "It seemed to break forth after the war," said Ensor, who also served as director of men's housing from 1958-61 "We had a good group." The group included former U.S. Sen. Joe Tydings and Hugh Newell Jacobsen, the award-win- ning architect of the new alum- ni center, both of whom will be on campus. Tydings will speak at the Class of 1951 Emeritus Luncheon on Oct. 19 and Jacob- sen will speak during the cock- tail reception and dinner later that evening. Ensor, whose wife and four cliildren are all Maryland alum- ni, doesn't consider all of his phone work for the Alumni Association to be a big deal. It's the least he could do. "Many of the class have given large gifts. People remember what the university did for them," he said. "This is payback for all the things the university did for me." Other Homecoming Highlights Thursday, Oct. 18 Alumni College "The Best of Times: America in the Clinton Years,"a talk by Philip Merrill College of Journalism fac- ulty members and Pulitzer Prize winners David Broderand Haynes Johnson. 6 p.m., Reception 7 p.m., Program $15 for Alumni Association members. $25 for non-members. Contact Stephanie Tadlock at (301) 403-2728, ext. 14 or 800-336-3627, or email@example.com. Saturday* Oct. 20 Homecoming Alumni Band Reunion 8 a.m. Registration (also avail- able on Friday at 7 p.m.) 9 a.m. Field practice at the John E. Wakefield Band Room, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Play along with the Mighty Sound of Maryland during the pre-game performance and time- outs. Contact Marianne Kassabi- an '90, (301) 210-4972 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.umd.edu/bands/alumni. Annual Homecoming Festival 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. Picnic area out- side of Tyser Tower entrance to Byrd Stadium. Rain or shine. Enjoy live music, free food and beverages, see real terrapin tur- tles, receive free gifts for alumni association members, participate in a tailgate competition and more. Contact Lori Hill '89 at (301 ) 403-2728, ext. 12, or 800-336- 8627, or LH1 email@example.com. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.alumni.umd. edu, or contact Lori Hill at (301) 403-2728, ext. 12, or 800-336-8627 or LH1 firstname.lastname@example.org. Beyond! Coming Together Continued from page 1 looking for in the program. A detailed survey went to all mem- bers of the program to assess what kinds of research, intern- ship and community service opportunities students wanted. Based on feedback from the interest meetings, topics in the survey included apartment cooking, the law school applica- tion process, establishing good credit and job-hunting skills. Steffes envisions BTC as an active, people-focused clearinghouse for information with a Web-based component so that students can help themselves as well. To help shape the program, Steffes enlisted a steering com- mittee, an advisory council, a programming council and a stu- dent council. She wants input from all parts of the campus, but mainly students because they are the focus of the effort. The idea of living and learn- ing programs, said Steffes, is not new. Since the early '70s, univer- sities have tried to attract and retain honor students. At Mary- land, the James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadersliip's Nance Lucas started the first such community for those inter- ested in public service, said Steffes. Living and learning com- munities offer freshmen and sophomore students access to tenured faculty and help make a large university seem much smaller. However, many upper- classmen felt a void after the two-year programs ended, said Steffes. BTC seeks to fill that void for students at Maryland. Steffes is excited about Beyond the Classroom's poten- tial, in part because the student participants wUl help shape what it will become. The Web site will be Med with contacts for professional and personal fulfillment opportunities that are the result of student feed- back. Steffes looks forward to the fun as well as the work. "This is bringing everything together," she said. New Computing Partnership Promises Progress for University, IBM The University of Maryland recent- ly announced the launch of a Center for Scientific Computa- tion and Mathematical Modeling, a new high performance comput- ing partnership with the Deep Computing Institute of IBM, and an applied mathematics and scientific computa- tion graduate program. "Through Maryland's work in biology, com- puter science, earth sci- ence, mathematics and the physical sciences, we are already a region- al leader in scientific computation and mathe- matical modeling," said Steve H alperin, dean of the College of Computer, Mathe- matical and Physical Science. "With this program, Maryland will quickly become a national leader in new technological areas that stand at the critical interface between scientific disciplines and liigh end com- puting," he said. James Drake, professor of physics and interim director of the university's new center, says research will focus on the real-world scientific prob- lems for which computation is critical. "Scientific computation is central to investigations rang- ing from the dynamics of com- plex systems such as weather, to computer visualization and recognition technologies and the analysis of large data sets like those created by earth imaging satellites," Drake said. "Center work will cover all these areas, with initial focus on three high-visibility science problems: weather and climate forecasting, the dynamics of astrophysical magnetic fields and protein folding. PHOTO BY CYNTHIA MITCHCL Bill Pulleyblank, William Destler and James Drake stand in front of the new IBM parallel processing supercomputer for the Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling. "The campus has recog- nized expertise in these fields, with a number of scientists of international stature," Drake said. "In each case, the center will pool expertise both on campus and through national and international collabora- tions, enabling faculty to make important advances on die forefront problems in these areas" IBM is supporting the new center through one of the company's Shared University Research (SUR) awards. The award is in the form of $ 1 .2 million in high performance computing equipment, prima- rily an IBM parallel processing supercomputer. The machine is IBM's SP with a 32 proces- sor configuration and a 2.4 ter- abyte (TB) data storage sys- tem. Through the center, Maryland and IBM will collab- orate on algorithm develop- ment for parallel architectures and science applications. Tliis joint project will focus on three areas: performance opti- mization and testing of state- of-the-art science application codes for advanced parallel architectures, Earth science data assimilation and protein structure and function. "fBM places great value on the long-term relationship we have with the University of Maryland," said Bill Pulley- blank, director, Exploratory Server Systems and director of IBM's Deep Computing Insti- tute. "The area of deep com- puting holds much promise in addressing critical issues fac- ing our society today, and we look forward to working with the faculty and students on joint research projects to im- prove our fundamental under- standing of the world around us and possibly improve the quality of our lives." "The SUR program has for years been the focus of a strong relationship between the university and IBM," said Halperin. "Joint projects have ranged from information secu- rity through e-business and netccntricity to digital libraries .We are very grateful for IBM's vital support through this wonderful gift." "The rapid growth over the past quarter century in the speed and data handling capa- bility of high performance computers has transformed the methodology of scientific investigatto n ," s aid Drake . "Computing has not only joined experiment and theory as one of the fundamental tools of investigation, it has altered the kind of experiment that is performed and expand- ed the scope of theory. "Through its new center we believe that Maryland will play an instrumental role in future rapid advances in computa- tional science and mathemati- cal modeling, and in the use of these tools to advance scientif- ic knowledge and to improve the quality of people's lives." Peace Corps: Sharing the Experience Continued from page 1 with Rebecca Trimble, the regional recruiter, as well as with campus offices such as Community Service Programs, Study Abroad, Intern alio rial Affairs and the Career Center. She said many of the RPCVs have found ways to educate their students by using their Peace Corps experiences. Anne Pitsch, an RPCV who is the conflict management coordinator of University of Maryland/National University of Rwanda Partnership, gives classroom presentations on her experiences in the Peace Corps in Montenia. She said that she gives students a realis- tic idea of the experience and tells them the hard part isn't necessarily adjusting to living without running water, but dealing with cultural differ- ences and feelings of isolation. "People in the United States need to go outside of them- selves and get perspective on people in other countries. It's really important," she said. " [Talking about it] helps spread the word about Peace Corps and what benefits you get from it, what you can give to other people, and what you can do with that experience after you leave." DaveTheison, an RPCV who spent three and a half years in the mid '70s in Fiji, said he doesn't miss a chance to share his experiences with his upper level students. An astronomy professor, Theison said he sets aside time to give his 'Peace Corps commericaT every semester. "It's an enormously valuable experience for a young person to go through," Theison said. On Thursday, Nov. 8, the university will host Peace Corps Day in the Prince George's Room of the Stamp Student Union. For more information call Elizabeth McGovern at or (301) 405-3860 or visit www. academy.umd.edu/edu- cation/peacecorps. He added that the many volun- teers learn just as much about themselves and America as they work in different commu- nities. "One of the Peace Corps goals was not just to serve in the country you were assigned to, but to bring your learnings back home " McGovern said. "It was an exchange." OCTOBER 9, 2001 President's Awards University President Dan Mote is pleased to announce the recipients of the President's Awards, to be presented at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The recipient of the Presi- dent's Medal will be Irwin Goldstein, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sci- ences. The recipients of the President's Distinguished Ser- vices Awards will be: J an David- son, Resident Life; Ken Krouse, Chief of Police; William McLean, Academic Affairs; Maureen Meyer, Engineering; Robert Stumpff, Building and Land- scape Services; and Laura Wll- desen, Facilities Maintenance. For more information, con- tact Sapienza Barone at (501) 405-5790 or sbarone ©deans. umd.edu. Gymkana's Saturday Gymnastics Program Gymkana's Saturday Program provides a whoelsome oppor- tunity for young boys and girls of all abilities to learn gymnas- tics while at the same time stressing healthy drug-free liv- ing withought the pressure of competition. The program runs over an eight week interim through the winter months and begins Saturday, Oct, 13. There are three classes for various ages and experience levels, held in the Health and Human Performance Building. The cost is $ 1 35 and there is a discount for enrollment in multiple class- es. For more information con- tact Scott Welsh or Josh Mont- fort at (301) 405-2566. Inventors Seminar Facility, staff and students are invited to the seminar "Creative Thoughts from Successful Inventors on the Technology- Lnnovation Process." James A. Poulos, 111, executive director, Office of Technology Commer- cialization, and Chuan Liu, vice president and dean. Research and Graduate Studies, will pro- vide welcome remarks. The presenters are Robert Fischell, founder, NeuroPace, Inc. (he has been awarded more than 100 U.S. patents in the medical arts field); Fred Wellstood, asso- ciate professor, physics (he has developed multiple inventions and has been awarded three U.S. patents; also, several of his technologies have been licensed to industry); and Doug Goldhush, patent attorney, Arent Fox (expert on the legal aspects of inventorship). International House Coffee Hour Join the International House every Wednesday afternoon for International Coffee Hour in the basement lounge of Dorch- ester Had. Free coffee and snacks are served from 3-4:30 p.m., sponsored by International Education Services. For more informa- tion, call Jody Hecfcman at 4-7742. The seminar is limited to 50 attendees; it is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP The seminar will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.rn.-l p.m. in 0100 Marie Mount Hall. For more informa- tion, contact the Office of Tech- nology Commercialization at (301)403-2711 ext. 10 or email@example.com, or visit www.otc.umd.edu. Resiliency in Tough Times Feeling a little frazzled after the tragedies this fall? Tom Ruggieri and Joan Bellsey of the Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) say, don't worry, you are not alone. The counselors empha- size that it Ls important to take care of ourselves during these stressful times. Take an hour out of your busy schedule to attend a presenta don/discus- sion on "Staying Resilient in Tough Times" at the CRC in Room 0121 (Center for Health and Wei I being). These work- shops, all held from 12-1 p.m.. will be presented by Ruggieri and Bellsey. The remaining ses- sions are: Thursday, Oct. 1 1 ; Tuesday, Oct. 1 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 23. For more information, call the FSAP at (301) 314-8170 or the center at (301) 314-1493. Worfcs-in-Progress Series Professor Frank Hildy of the Department of Theatre will dis- cuss his work "The Oldest The- atre in Spain, The Corral de Comedias at Almagro." The presentation is the semester's first event in the Works-in- Progress series, sponsored by the Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies. This monthly series offers a forum for schol- ars on campus to share their most current research on the early modern period. This month's discussion will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 1 6 at 1 2:30 p.m. in the CRBS Conference Room, 1 35 Taliaferro Hall. Please plan to bring your lunch. The center will provide coffee and dessert. For further information, con- tact Adele Seeff, Director, Cen- ter for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, 5-6830. Be a Quitter! Tliis four-part, small group smoking cessation class is designed to engage participants in healthy and effective tobac- co cessation practices. Partici- pants will identify and develop smoke-free ways to cope with pressures and cravings to use tobacco. Traditional and non- traditional methods for quirting will he examined and individu- alized cessation plans will be developed. Special topics such as weight control and tech- niques for coping with relapse will also be discussed. 'flic class will take place from 12-1 p.m. in 2101 Health Center beginning on Wednes- day, Oct. 10. There is a registra- tion fee of $20. For more infor- mation, contact at Kelly Dolan at (301) 314-8123 or 314-8128 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.umd.edu/health. Racial Roots & Tensions Sociologist and professor William Julius Wilson will pres- ent a talk entided "The Roots of Racial Tensions: Urban Ethnic Neighborhoods" from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Nyumburu Cultural Center. The lecture is part of the yearlong Center for Education Policy and Leadership Colloquium Series "Diversity and Community in American Life," sponsored by the College of Education's Department of Education Poli- cy and Leadership. Wilson is die Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Pro- fessor at Harvard University, the highest professional distincdon for a Harvard faculty member. The lecture is free. For more information, contact Steven Selden, Department of Educa- tion Policy and Leadership, at email@example.com. Anti-Rent Mobs in 1 Sth-Century New York The Center for Historical Stud- ies announces the second semi- nar in its 2001-02 series on political violence. David Grim- sted, Department of History, will present a paper entided "Riots by Those Who Worked Against Those Who Took: New York's Anti-Rent Mobs, Ameri- can Capitalism, and Jacksonian Politics, 1839-1860." Grimstcd is the author of "American Mob- bing, 1828-1861 : Toward Civil War." which was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. Charles W. McCurdy. pro- fessor of history at the Universi- ty of Virginia, will serve as com- mentator. The seminar will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 5, at 4 p.m. in 1 102 Francis Scott Key Hall (Dean's Conference Room), with refreshments served at 3:30. Discussion will be based on a pre-cireulated paper, avail- able in the History Department office, 21 15 Key. For more information, contact Stephen Johnson at (301) 405-8739 or his tory cente r@umai 1 . umd.edu. Graduate School Fair The Graduate School, the Uni- versity Honors Programs and the Campus Wide Recruitment Committee will host a one-day Graduate School Fair on Friday, Oct. 12 in the Stamp Student Union from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. An important goal of the fair is to identify competitive jun- iors and seniors and recruit them for graduate study at Maryland. Participants will have an opportunity to attend enroll- ment preparatory workshops, engage in an interactive lunch- eon with currently enrolled graduate students and meet with university graduate pro- gram representatives. See www. admit .umd edu/gradapp/fair. html for a full event schedule. Maryland/Georgia Tech Party at the Goif Course On Thursday. Oct. 11 beginning at 7 p.m., join your friends for an evening of fun and football at the Golf Course. Watch the game on big screen TVs and enjoy a halftime tailgate buffet featuring flame-grilled burgers, SuperTerp 6-foot subs, chili, nachos and more. No reserva- tions; seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Special price for faculty/staff: $5. General Public $12.50. Private rooms availabe for up to 125 of your friends. For more information, call (301) 403-4240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Award for Faculty Professional Service & Academic Outreach The New England Resource Center for Higher Education's annual Lynton Award for Facul- ty Professional Service and Aca- demic Outreach recognizes fac- ulty members who connect their expertise and scholarship to community outreach. Recipi- ents of the award: 1 ) demon- strate sustained effort in out- reach and professional service; 2) utilize innovative and imagi- nadve approaches; 3) have an institutional impact; and 4) can show evidence of external suc- cess. A single letter of nomina- tion and the nominee's vitae must be received by Oct. 15. For more information, con- tact Ma rie Troppc , Coordinator of Service-Learning, at (30 1 ) 3 1 4-5387 or mtroppe@acc- tnail.umd.edu, or visit www.umd.edu/CACS. Distinguished Scholar Teacher Lecture The second presentation in this year's Distinguished Scholar- Teacher Lecture Series will be given by Sara Via from the Department of Biology. She will present "Evolution in Action: From Antibiotic Resistance to the Origin of Species." The lecture will take place on Thursday, Oct. 1 1 from 4-5 p.m. in 1410 Physics. For more information, contact Rhonda Malone at (30 O 405-2509 or rmalone @de an s . umd.edu. Ceramics Class at ALC Learn to make functional pot- tery using the wheel at the Art and Learning Center (0232 Stamp Student Union). The class meets from 7-9pm Tues- days for 10 weeks beginning Oct. 9. Cost (includes of 25 lbs. of clay): $ 1 25 for students/$ 1 35 faculty and staff/$145 general. For more information, contact Alicia Simon at (301) 314-8492 or email@example.com.